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Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland

DNCJ is a comprehensive representation of diverse facets of the industry provides a snapshot of the press, from journalist to reader. Its 1630 entries, contributed by an international team of experts and researchers,
reflect the full range of the press, including art, children, illustration, literature, religion, sports, politics, local and regional titles, satire, and trade journals. DNCJ includes newspapers and periodicals in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

DNCJ contains entries on journals, journalists, illustrators, editors, publishers, proprietors, printers, and topics such as advertising, frequency of publication, magazine day, printing presses, readership, social science and the press, and war and journalism. It has been shaped by the editors and a team of thirteen associate editors in
collaboration with the research community. Authoritative new research, extensive indexes, a wide-ranging bibliography and a chronology enhance the coverage of this burgeoning field.

A co-edition with The British Library

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature – from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today’s students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy – to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children’s literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion – now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors – ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

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Serving Teens Through Readers’ Advisory

Getting teens to read for fun is the ultimate challenge, yet research shows that it improves skills in grammar and spelling while expanding vocabularies. Accessible and encouraging for beginners and an informative refresher for those more experienced, this hands-on expert guide addresses teens’ unique needs with practical tools that help readers’ advisors: build winning relationships with teens and connect on their terms; communicate with this hard-to-reach audience to create a positive RA experience; use proven questions and techniques to uncover teens’ worldview; get up to speed fast using sure bets lists; and deal with challenges of controversial topics, homework reading, and recommending by proxy. Filled with concrete advice, this ready-to-use resource supports public librarians as well as middle and high school library media specialists and library support staff who want to make an impact with teens at a critical time in their lives.

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Vintage Reading

Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world’s most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning author Robert Kanigel throws an arm around the reader and becomes the tour guide to classics, best-sellers, lesser-known greats, and everything in-between.From St. Augustine’s Confessions to Dorothy Parker’s Stories, Kanigel presents a unique collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to Great Books.Vintage Reading is welcoming. It opens the door to eighty good books rather than post stern-faced guards around them.Before writing his critically acclaimed titles The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, Kanigel penned these essays to guide time-starved bibliophiles to important books they may have missed. The essays appeared in such publications as Baltimore’s Evening Sun, Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, and The Los Angeles Times.Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world’s most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning author Robert Kanigel throws an arm around the reader and becomes the tour guide to: Books That Shaped the Western World Books on Everyone’s List of Literary Classics Books on Many a List for Burning Lighter Fare: Good Reads, Best Sellers One-of-a-Kinds “But I Know What I Like” Books on Aesthetics & Style Making Hard Work Easy: Great Works of Popularization Not Robinson Crusoe…Lesser Known Classics The Realm of the Spirit: Holy & HumanFrom St. Augustine’s Confessions to Dorothy Parker’s Stories, Kanigel presents a unique collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to Great Books.Vintage Reading is welcoming. It opens the door to eighty good books rather than post stern-faced guards around them.

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Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the authors, works, genres, and terms of world literature that combines the best features of a dictionary with those of an encyclopedia. This unique reference is the result of a major collaboration between the editorial staffs of two of the world’s most respected reference book publishers, Merriam-Webster and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature

Available for the first time in English, this is the definitive account of the practice of sexual slavery the Japanese military perpetrated during World War II by the researcher principally responsible for exposing the Japanese government’s responsibility for these atrocities. The large scale imprisonment and rape of thousands of women, who were euphemistically called “comfort women” by the Japanese military, first seized public attention in 1991 when three Korean women filed suit in a Toyko District Court stating that they had been forced into sexual servitude and demanding compensation. Since then the comfort stations and their significance have been the subject of ongoing debate and intense activism in Japan, much if it inspired by Yoshimi’s investigations. How large a role did the military, and by extension the government, play in setting up and administering these camps? What type of compensation, if any, are the victimized women due? These issues figure prominently in the current Japanese focus on public memory and arguments about the teaching and writing of history and are central to efforts to transform Japanese ways of remembering the war.

Yoshimi Yoshiaki provides a wealth of documentation and testimony to prove the existence of some 2,000 centers where as many as 200,000 Korean, Filipina, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Burmese, Dutch, Australian, and some Japanese women were restrained for months and forced to engage in sexual activity with Japanese military personnel. Many of the women were teenagers, some as young as fourteen. To date, the Japanese government has neither admitted responsibility for creating the comfort station system nor given compensation directly to former comfort women.

This English edition updates the Japanese edition originally published in 1995 and includes introductions by both the author and the translator placing the story in context for American readers.